12% Say Social Has No Influence On Google Rankings

Mar 26, 2013 • 8:25 am | comments (15) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

social ranking pollA few months ago, we asked if social signals influence Google rankings?

We have almost 500 responses from the SEO community and since I am offline today, I figured it would be a good day to share that response.

In short, only 12% said social signals have absolutely no influence on Google rankings. 88% said there was some influence.

  • 46% said there was social influence on Google rankings.
  • 42% said there was only a little social influence on Google rankings.
  • 12% said there was no social influence on Google rankings.

Who is right? Probably the 12%. But it depends on how you think of the question. Core ranking? No personalization? Excluding the fact that social impacts links?

Anyway, there you have it.

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

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